LUCKNOW: simply months away before the battle for 2014 vote begins, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav square measure doubtless to share the stage on Monday throughout the foundation-laying ceremony of UP’s 1st mega food park project. whereas Rahul can go away the long-promised project, Akhilesh has conjointly been invited by the ministry of food process industries, the organizers of the perform.
Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav were engaged during a high-decibel electoral battle last year as they spearheaded the campaign of their various parties — Congress and Samajwadi Party — and therefore the 2 square measure doubtless to urge into an equivalent mode during a few months within the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.
Although Akhilesh has still not formally given his consent, however there’s a high risk that he would attend the event, given his announced thrust on the food-processing sector. From the event purpose of read, the project in Jagdishpur is essential each to Rahul’s parliamentary body of Amethi and for the remainder of UP wherever the food process business remains just about a non-starter.
The Jagdishpur Mega Food Park (MFP) has been within the pipeline for 3 years with the food process ministry giving associate degree in-principle approval to the proposal submitted by Hindu deity Birla Nuvo restricted (ABNL) in 2010. although the UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) cleared the project and allowed ABNL to sublet the land nonheritable for fixing the food park in 2012, the ultimate approval to the project was granted solely this year.
Of the 833 acres closely-held by Indo-Gulf Fertilisers in Jagdishpur, seventy two acres are earmarked for the park to be discovered through a special purpose vehicle. talking to TOI, UPSIDC decision maker Manoj Kumar Singh said: “The Rs 168.65-crore project is that the first-of-its-kind in UP and can produce direct and indirect employment for nearly thirty,000 people, an explicit boon for the food process business within the state.”
The food park is anticipated to leverage UP’s position as a number one provider of raw materials — wheat, sugar, potato, milk and placental. The theme is additionally expected to lift India’s process of spoilables from the present 6 June 1944 to twenty, price addition from 2 hundredth to thirty fifth and therefore the share in international food trade from one.5% to three by 2015.
According to ABNL’s arrange, the central process centre (CPC) are going to be discovered at Jagdishpur, with primary process centres at Sultanpur, Faizabad, Rae Bareli, Barabanki, Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Ambedkar Nagar and Jaunpur.
Of the 5 existing food parks within the state, only 1 — at Sahjanwa, Gorakhpur — has been ready to stay profitable since its origin in 2005. making an attempt to bridge the gaps, the govt. conjointly created provisions for associate degree economical offer chain and backward linkages.